BP Oil spill claims http://apr.org en Court Won't Stop BP Oil Spill Claims Payments http://apr.org/post/court-wont-stop-bp-oil-spill-claims-payments <p></p><p>A federal appeals court panel says BP PLC must resume paying claims to businesses while it asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review its settlement with businesses in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.</p><p>A three-judge panel ruled 2-1 on Wednesday that it will not stop payments while BP appeals an earlier 5th Circuit decision that the settlement does not require businesses to prove they were directly harmed by the spill to collect payments.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 22:05:15 +0000 The Associated Press 52838 at http://apr.org Court Won't Stop BP Oil Spill Claims Payments BP Expands Challenge To Gulf Spill Settlement http://apr.org/post/bp-expands-challenge-gulf-spill-settlement <p></p><p>BP is trying to persuade a federal appeals court that it should throw out a judge's approval of the company's multibillion-dollar settlement related to the Gulf oil spill if a separate appeal is unsuccessful.</p><p>Last year, BP joined plaintiffs' attorneys in urging U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to give the deal his final approval. On Friday, however, the company's lawyers argued in a court filing that Barbier's more recent interpretation of settlement terms have allowed businesses to receive hundreds of millions of dollars for inflated or fictitious claims.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:52:37 +0000 The Associated Press 37015 at http://apr.org BP Expands Challenge To Gulf Spill Settlement Judge Urged To Let BP Settlement Payments Continue http://apr.org/post/judge-urged-let-bp-settlement-payments-continue <P>A team of plaintiffs' lawyers has urged a federal judge to reject BP's bid to suspend settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company's 2010 oil spill.</P> <P>In a court filing Thursday, attorneys who brokered a multibillion-dollar settlement with BP PLC say the company hasn't provided any evidence that court-supervised claims administrator Patrick Juneau has wrongfully paid any claims.</P> <P>U.S. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 22:10:17 +0000 The Associated Press 34409 at http://apr.org Judge Urged To Let BP Settlement Payments Continue BP Agrees to Relax Requirements for Claims http://apr.org/post/bp-agrees-relax-requirements-claims <P>BP has agreed to relax several documentation requirements regarding the submission of claims filed after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.</P> <P>Plaintiffs' attorney Steve Herman and Jim Roy said in a statement Tuesday that the changes will speed the processing of claims and "get the people and businesses of the Gulf paid quicker."</P> <P>The attorneys say BP has agreed to waive all license requirements for business and/or individual economic loss claimants, with some exceptions. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:26:55 +0000 The Associated Press 18066 at http://apr.org BP Agrees to Relax Requirements for Claims